Client Testimonials
"Very professional and knowledgeable about everything related to real estate in the Elmhurst community.  I have worked with Maria since I bought  my first condo in 1998 and have been her client for 3 other properties since!  I highly recommend Maria and her real estate firm." - Pam L 
"Marie is truly a professional, she did an amazing job from helping us pick out options, giving advice on how to improve the value, recommending a lawyer, basically she guided us through the entire process and I couldn't be happier!" - Lisa H.
"Tom was very knowledgeable with the area and quick in responding to our communications via phone, email, and texts late at night. I trusted Tom's expert opinion and never doubted him. I was grateful to have him on my side of the negotiation table. I would definitely recommend Tom for any future real estate transactions to my friends and family. A++++ " - Eric M. 
"A1 Top Notch Professional Knows The Market! Tom Makinney has a great reputation and network. Tom showed me comps that were spot on and I was able to get an offer in 11 days and closed less than 60 days from listing! Highly recommend Tom he know his territory! " - Marilyn B.
"I highly recommend Tom. Our house was listed and sold within one weekend, and we received asking price! He is a true professional, and he was always available to answer all of our questions." Michael H.
"Maria was great through the entire process! Our situation posed several challenges, but with Maria's guidance we were able to sell our home and move in to a new home we absolutely love!" - Troy W.

Tom did an exemplary job guiding us through the selling process. He helped us avoid potential landmines that could have made the whole process much more difficult. - Allan G.
"Could not agree more with your addition of Marie McCall, who helped sell our home and bent over backwards to help us find another home last year.  Marie is the "ultimate agent" who never stops working for her customer.  I don't hesitate to recommend her to my friends.  I wish you all much success" - Maureen A. 
"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Tom Makinney on our new home search.  With our first born on the way we required and expert to understand our needs and find the right house for us, in short order.  Leaving the city after 10 years for suburban living was overwhelming to say the least but Tom really took the time to get to know us, understand our style, and demonstrated the expertise and professionalism of an industry leader.  We are now a couple months in at our new home in Elmhurst and parents of a happy and healthy baby boy and could not be happier.  Tom really did help make a house a home for us and we highly recommend him and his real estate group to any prospective clients."  - Ryan P. 
"We cannot say enough about Maria Gracik and her entire team!  Very professional!  Would recommend Maria to everyone."  - Lori R. 
"Tom is extremely knowledgeable of markets and was an incredible resource for us when walking through homes.  His patience and willingness to put his clients first would be difficult to match with another realtor.  Thanks again Tom!" - David V.
"Maureen was awesome in every aspect!!!  She made finding a house a lot easier and made it a very very pleasant experience!!!"  - Paul C.   
"Maria is very knowledgeable about the market.  She is open and honest, provided good feedback on the properties that we viewed.  She gave good advice about offer and can handle many types of transactions....traditional, foreclosures, etc." - Mary S. 
"Excellent experience with the Gracik Makinney Team" - Michael B.
"Tom was on top of new listings - he was able to get us into homes as soon as he knew of them going to market.  That's how we got so lucky with our house!  We trusted his knowledge, taste and advice and bought our house sight unseen.  He's incredible and we can't thank him enough for working so diligently on our 1st home search!" - Ashley M. 
"Tom Makinney is an incredibly-professional and knowledgeable real estate agent who is an absolute pleasure to work with. He knows a great deal about the market and brings that knowledge to the house-buying process. He has enviable follow through and is very responsive. He also is extremely tenacious and works hard for his clients. Most impressive is Tom's ability to match his clients with houses, even when a match isn't immediately apparent. Plus, Tom is just a really nice person who is a pleasure to be around. I can recommend Tom, without reservation, to anyone looking for a professional Realtor." - Kristi T.
"We purchased a home in Glen Ellyn through Gracik Makinney in May of 2010. We had a specific kind of property in mind and a long list of 'must haves'. Tom worked patiently with us to find exactly the right property at a price we could afford. We were first time homebuyers, and he went above and beyond in terms of guiding us through the 'murky waters' of the purchase process. I can't recommend this group enough. If you're upfront with them about what you want and what you can spend, they'll find your dream house for you."   - Ben E. - Glen Ellyn, IL 

Maria’s attention to our needs and best interest from our first meeting all the way through to closing was unsurpassed!! We could never have gone through this process without her!! Thank you.

I have worked with Tom for many years and find his competency, intelligence and professionalism to be without question or exception. I strongly recommend Tom.

My wife and I have hired Tom for his services on more than one occasion with awesome results. We feel we have a winner in our corner with him! Tom and I also work together with home buyers and sellers. I am a mortgage loan officer financing homes, and our clients share very positive feelings about Tom with me every time. A good man.

You did an excellent job in selling our house in a tough market. Your advice was spot on and you really understood the area. I would definitely use your services again. 

I worked with Tom and Maria as my real estate agents as my family and I started our search for a home. Being from Indiana, I needed someone very knowledgeable about schools, neighborhoods, and pricing. Tom and Maria consistently over-delivered by providing in-depth information on each house and its neighborhood. They helped us greatly in narrowing down our choices and options. I would absolutely work with Tom and Maria again and recommend their services.